Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Plentiful History Of London Kings Cross Detailed

By Lilia Yates

There was once a time where Kings Cross had quite a bad reputation as an area. Despite this, since the 1990's money has been pumped into the redevelopment of the area. There are still many major redevelopment projects planned for this area. One of the most notable has to be the train station. Kings Cross station has been one of the most prominent stations within Europe.

The Eurostar terminus has been at St Pancras since late 2007. This has increased the regeneration and cultural diversity of the area, with lots of new shops, bars and restaurants appearing. The old image of the area has to be forgotten now. Since the mid 1880's, the train stations, London Kings Cross and St Pancras International have stood. Between them, they see nearly 50 million travellers each year. Fans of the Harry Potter films will be familiar with the train station.

All the underground main lines including the Circle and Hammersmith are available from the main train station. Thus Kings Cross is a key zone 1 station. It is believed the new Chelsea-Hackney line will stop at the station. The underground station currently handles just over 66 million passengers a year. Anyone who has experienced Kings Cross underground station will tell you just how large and busy it is.

The area also has a number of attractions. Like the British Library which made its new home there in 1997. Also there is Camley Street Natural Park, on a 2 acre urban reserve on the banks of the Regents Canal. For those interested, the London Canal Museum is open for the history of London Canals.

The area also offers many top level hotels with excellent rooms. Or for the budget traveller, there are a large number of cheap hotels, which offer great value for money. The hotels are perfect for travellers since they are on the doorstep of the train station. If you are coming from abroad, remember Kings Cross station is connected brilliantly to the UK as a whole.

There is still a great deal of things to explore both in the vicinity and in wider London which I dont have time to talk about here. This should give you food for thought. You will need as much time as possible to explore all the great things about Kings Cross.

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